Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Leap Day

Hope everyone had a great extra day in February. I was glad I had an extra day this month because Kalee and I did the lazy man iron man triathlon and we had the whole month. We finished today!!! We had to bike 112 miles, run 26 miles and swim 2.7 miles. It was tough but well worth it. We are now in pretty good shape

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Wacky Wednesday

*Disclaimer* I know it is no longer Wednesday but it was started just not finished.

I have seen some extremely crazy things lately but I never have my camera so hopefully I explain them well so you can just imagine.

  • Today while running around the track I saw an older man (70ish) walking around reading. It was quite the sight and I don't think I could do it. Good for him!
  • Driving home from work I saw a man working on a power line wearing a ski mask with a cowboy hat. Only in Idaho.
  • While coming out of the gym there was a girl tying her horse to the bike rack. Is that even allowed?
  • I saw someone slip on the ice and go down the stairs... home alone style. I asked if she was ok and she said she was. I think she actually wasn't but was just really embarrassed. I mean, who wouldn't be.
So maybe it was only 4 things but for one day I think its pretty crazy.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies

These cookies were a big hit and simple to make! Chocolate and peanut butter go so good together. This is definitely a keep recipe :)

Shelby and I found this on pinterest and this where the recipe can be found. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies
Sweet Pea's Kitchen

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar (plus more for rolling)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
3/4 cup powdered sugar

1. Preheat oven to 375ยบ F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together sugars, butter and 1/4 cup of peanut butter until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and egg, beating to combine. Stir in the flour mixture and stir to combine, blending well. Set aside.

4. In a medium bowl, mix together powdered sugar and remaining 3/4 cup of peanut butter until smooth. 

5. Pull off a heaping tablespoon of cookie dough and flatten with your hands. Take about 1 teaspoon of peanut butter mixture and place it in the center of the chocolate dough. Wrap the chocolate dough around the peanut butter center, pressing to seal. Roll the cookie into a ball and roll the cookie in the sugar. Place cookies on the prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart. Using the bottom of a glass, flatten each cookie to about a 1/2 inch thickness.

6. Bake in preheated oven for 7 to 9 minutes. Let stand on the baking sheet for 2 minutes, then remove to a wire rack.

Girls Night

On Saturday my roommate and I decided to have a girls night since our boys were busy. But our FHE brothers and my cousin interrupted but we didn't change our plans, we still painted our finger, made cookies, went mattress sledding and watched Footloose and of course there was lots of laughing just not as much girl talk. We learned that you can still have girls night if guys crash it!
This is what happens when guys paint Shelby's fingers.
Other hand

Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise cookies

*video of mattress sledding is in the making

Friday, February 3, 2012

John F. Kennedy

Every Thursday I go to my aunt Judy's 3rd grade classroom for about 4 hours. I help with reading groups, math groups, spelling groups, reading and computers. This week they learned how to look things up using a search engine because they are starting a research project next week. Since presidents day is this month they have to research presidents. Well one student shared that my name was the name of a president and now I think 95% of class is doing research on John. F. Kennedy. I think its funny that my name could impact all these young minds.